LAS VEGASNov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Samir Pancholi and the Launching Las Vegas Committee are proud to announce the winner of the third annual Launching Las Vegas award, Wedspire. Launching Las Vegas was created in 2015 to celebrate those who work hard to build up Vegas and support our community. The annual contest has awarded $2,500 to local businesses since its inception.

“Every year, we look forward to learning more about great new Vegas businesses and helping drum up support and recognition for them throughout the contest,” says Dr. Samir Pancholi, creator of the award. “It’s always exciting to see the Vegas community come together in support of each other. We knew it would be difficult for voters to choose from such an impressive group of nominees, but the votes are in and we are delighted for this year’s winner.”

Hundreds of votes were cast as community members came out in full force to recognize their favorite of three nominated startup companies: Wedspire, Axiom Cyber Solutions, and Fuelixer. All companies were chosen for their dedication and contributions to the Las Vegas entrepreneurial community—and they epitomize the hard work and passion Las Vegans are known for.

Although the contest was close, Wedspire came out on top and will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 to support their continued growth. Wedspire is a community of engaged couples and wedding professionals that is changing how the wedding industry does business. Their online platform is a curated marketplace built around the goal of taking the stress out of wedding planning by connecting couples with wedding pros—and they’ve quickly gained a loyal customer base thrilled with their experience.

“We are thrilled to be honored with the Launching Las Vegas 2017 award. In our first year of Wedspire, we were fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive community here in Las Vegas and are appreciative that they have helped us achieve this award,” says Afeisha James-Kipps, Co-Founder and CEO of Wedspire. “As we continue to launch our business forward, creating a strong and authentic community within our own brand, we will always be reminded of and inspired by the wonderful network we have developed locally in Las Vegas.”

Axiom Cyber Solutions was awarded second place and a $250 cash prize. Axiom Cyber Solutions is a Las Vegas cyber security company focused on providing holistic, enterprise-class cyber security solutions to small-to-medium businesses. They’re dedicated to protecting businesses most at-risk of attack by providing a firewall backed by the SecureAmerica Threat Defense Platform, antivirus, and Endpoint Detection and Response for a low monthly subscription cost.

“We are honored to have been selected as one of the Launching Las Vegas finalists,” responds Troy Wilkinson, CEO of Axiom Cyber Solutions. “We would like to thank Dr. Pancholi for establishing the award and recognizing the startup businesses of Las Vegas. Thank you to all of our supporters for their votes.”

The Launching Las Vegas committee congratulates our 2017 winner and runner-up and wishes all nominees the very best in their endeavors.

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